LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With arguably one of the most dominant pitching performances in NCAA Division III history after tossing back-to-back perfect games against Sul Ross State and Edgewood College during the week of March 11-17, 2013, Tabitha Murray of Baldwin Wallace University has been named the NFCA/Louisville Slugger Division III Player of the Week

Murray’s performances came en route to a 6-3 record in the circle on the week, with a 1.28 ERA, 53 strikeouts and nine earned runs over 49.1 innings pitched.

Murray appeared in the circle during nine of Baldwin Wallace’s 10 games, batting in 10-of-10. At the plate she also contributed a .483 average with 14 hits, five runs, eight RBIs, five doubles, eight walks and one stolen base.

Up next for Murray and the Yellow Jackets is a home double header against Otterbein followed by two games at both Geneva (Pa.) and Muskingum.

Other Impressive Performances:

(in alphabetical order by last name)

Kathleen Conway, Babson College

Rachel Johnson, Salisbury University

Kelly Lockwood, Cal Lutheran

Tylene Middleton, Howard Payne University

Kelsey Neal, Washington University St. Louis

Lisa Yamamoto, Linfield College

The NFCA Division III Player of the Week is voted on by a panel of eight NCAA Division III coaches from the eight NCAA regions. Player of the Week selection reflects performances from the previous Monday through Sunday of softball action.

Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Player of the Week nominations are due no later than 4 p.m. ET each Monday and should reflect only the previous week’s performances. Nominations can be submitted by NFCA member coaches by logging into the NFCA website at www.nfca.orgwww.nfca.org.

For more information about the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Player of the Week, contact Andrew Phillips at Andrew@nfca.org.

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